Gil Brewer





Gil Brewer

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born
Canandaigua, New York, The United States
died
January 02, 1983

gender
male

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About this author

Florida writer Gil Brewer (1922-1983) was the author of dozens of wonderfully sleazy sex/crime adventure novels of the 1950's and 60's, including Backwoods Teaser and Nude on Thin Ice; some of them starring private eye Lee Baron (Wild) or the brothers Sam and Tate Morgan (The Bitch) . Gil Brewer, who had not previously published any novels, began to write for Gold Medal Paperbacks in 1950-51. Brewer wrote some 30 novels between 1951 and the late 60s – very often involving an ordinary man who becomes involved with, and is often corrupted and destroyed by, an evil or designing woman. His style is simple and direct, with sharp dialogue, often achieving considerable intensity.

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Average rating: 3.73 · 956 ratings · 188 reviews · 52 distinct works · Similar authors
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 286 ratings — published 1958 — 7 editions
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The Red Scarf
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1955 — 8 editions
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A Killer Is Loose
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1954 — 7 editions
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A Devil for O'Shaugnessy/Th...
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Wild to Possess/A Taste for...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2006 — 2 editions
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The Brat
3.22 of 5 stars 3.22 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1957 — 5 editions
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13 French Street
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1951 — 10 editions
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The Three-way Split
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1960
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Satan Is a Woman
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1951 — 2 editions
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More books by Gil Brewer…
“He looked as if someone had machine gunned his soul.”
Gil Brewer

“His voice went flat. “They criticized me,” he said. “The criticized me for the way I went about things, my dreams.” His voice became like still water, like a nest of sleeping snakes, and you could feel the mad wrath contained within that voice. “They always criticized me, even when I did big things. I’m doing a big thing now. They won’t criticize me. If they do, I’ll kill them. Ignorance. There’s no room for it in my plans. No room.”
Gil Brewer, A Killer Is Loose

“The sign was done in blue lights and it kind of hung like a ghost there in the dripping trees. It swung and you could hear it creak. Just the sign, and nothing else.”
Gil Brewer, The Red Scarf

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